Red Spineless Pineapple
Pronunciation: AN-an-us LOO-sid-uss
|Description||A beautiful, spineless relative of the pineapple with lustrous, coppery-red, arching, sword-shaped foliage. If grown in bright light, purple-white flower stalks will emerge throughout the growing season, producing clusters of attractive, inedible red fruits that resemble tiny pineapples. Ideal for containers and tropical mixed borders.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Allow soil surface to dry before watering.|
|Blooms||Blooms intermittently throughout the year.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Showy Fruit|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Poolside|
|Companion Plants||Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea); Foxtail Fern (Asparagus densiflorus); Plumbago (Plumbago); Philodendron (Philodendron); Trumpet Vine (Campsis)|
|Care||Easily grown in average, well-drained soil. Best foliage color in full sun. Water regularly during growing season; reduce frequency in cooler winter months. After the mature mother rosette blooms and fruits, it is replaced by younger offsets. These can remain in the ground or pot, or be transplanted.|
|Lore||The genus name Ananas comes from the language of indigenous people of South America. In many languages, pineapple is referred to as ananas.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.